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What's on Tap: June 26-29

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Hopsun, Belgian summer whit Full On IPA, India pale ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Crimson King, amber ale Blondie, golden ale Bobinator, German bock Spooky Action, way beyond IPA AHA Bread Beer, belgian saison...

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Rethinking how we describe news categories

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under OPINION

The Rapidian is chock full of arts and entertainment content. Is it fluff or does it signal a new way of thinking about news, community and dialogue? In the last six years, I've had numerous conversations with journalists, bloggers, web developers...

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Who is the Last Podcaster Standing?

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 03-17-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

An angry ginger, a know-it-all, a sniper, and a man in a kilt walk into a recording studio… The Last Podcaster Standing, a new podcast that comes straight out of Grand Rapids, is earning fans not just locally but globally with their off-kilter humor...

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Theater Review: End Days at Spectrum Theater

by (rcmason)

Submitted 11-05-2010 under OPINION

The message of a neurotic and anxiety filled “End Days” is, in the end, acceptance. Playwright Laufer hits home while her cast runs the audience around a multitude of mixed emotional states. The Stein family has become disfunctional during the two...

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Moral Ground 2010: 'A cruel and immoral thing to do to ourselves, our children, and our grand children'

by (trevorlawson)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The fact we are asking this question illustrates the immense disconnect modern society has created between what is perceived as natural and what is human creation."~ Kristin Tindall, Ecology Education Coordinator, Blandford Nature Center  ...

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Defining your article by newsworthiness and content

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 02-02-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff*: When submitting stories for the Rapidian, they must be categorized into one of three groups--News, Local Life and Opinion. The differences between these three groups may seem minimal but there are actually defining traits to...

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KissCross - A taste of Belgium in Grand Rapids

by (nathanv)

Submitted 11-06-2009 under NEWS

The parking lot and streets surrounding Highland Park in northeast Grand Rapids are bumper to bumper on an overcast autumn morning on the third of October.  Half a dozen tents are set up nearby to cover the grills full of burgers and brats for...

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Dust in the Wind: A Retrospective Look at Salt and Earth

by (wisperingdove)

Submitted 10-15-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Young Kim’s entry in ArtPrize 2009, Salt and Earth, has been swept away, but for many the message and memory of his work will remain. Created solely for the contest, the site-specific piece consisted of fifty squares measuring three feet by three...

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B.B. King: The Thrill Ain't Close To Gone

by (Ken Tamke)

Submitted 10-13-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

B.B. King thrills Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall He is a living legend at 84. Although he moves with some difficulty, once he takes his place on his chair center stage and delivers that first note from “Lucille,” you know you are in for...

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